Swain Sailing Passage Making and Delivery Course
Passage Making is a 6 day/5 night course that challenges those students who have taken Basic Keelboat and Live Aboard Cruising or have the equivalent qualifications. Everything you learned from the aforementioned courses is put to use along with new skills you master through this course. Some of these skills include night time approaches to anchorages, night time man overboards, full on navigation, lights at night, standing watches, proper customs and immigration procedures, and all of the safety items one must know when sailing out of sight of land.
We offer several itineraries for this course:
Coastal Passage Making (ASA 106):
Prerequisite: ASA 104, 105 (may be added as a supplement).
BVI - St. Martin - St. Barths (or Anguilla) - BVI
BVI - St. Croix - St. Thomas - St. John - BVI
BVI- Spanish Virgins- BVI
Antigua - Iles des Saintes - Dominica (Visit Antigua Itinerary Page)
Delivery and Offshore Passage Making courses (ASA 108):
Prerequisite: ASA 106, 107 or 117 (117 may be added as a supplement or a challenge), 108
St. Thomas- Morehead City, NC- Newport (Jamestown), Rhode Island (May 2020- see below)
Contact Us for availability and book your course.
A minimum deposit of 50% of total package is due at the time of the booking. Balance is due 60 days prior to the course start date.
St. Thomas- Morehead City, North Carolina- Jamestown (Newport), Rhode Island Delivery Training
Training Yacht: Astrea 42 (4c/4h; 2020) catamaran.
Leg 1: St. Thomas – Morehead City, NC 1168nm
Dates: June 1-7, 2020 (arrive to STT on 5/30)
Leg 2: Morehead City, NC- Newport/Jamestown, RI 480nm
Dates: June 9-12, 2020
Full trip $3,295
Tuition includes accommodations on board and provisioning.
*Finish date is always estimated for our delivery courses and is dependent on wind and weather conditions. We recommend that crew arranging airfare, purchase tickets that can be changed without penalty.
ASA 114 Catamaran Cruising $50 (includes text and exam fee)
ASA 106 Advanced Coastal Cruising $25
ASA 108 Offshore Passage Making (ASA 108) $25
ASA 117 Celestial Endorsement (prerequisite for 108) $210
-please note that we also offer 117 as an online course which can be completed in place of the classroom course on board.
*For our Delivery courses the finish date is always estimated and is dependent on wind and weather conditions. We recommend that crew arranging airfare purchase tickets that can be changed without penalty. This does not apply to our standard Passage Making courses.
ASA 106 Advanced Coastal Cruising tuition includes:
Night of arrival hotel stay or sleep aboard
6 day/5 night Live Aboard Sailing
Provisioning: All breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners, snacks and starter kit
(all meals are provided for our delivery courses).
Cruising Permit (if applicable)
Boat water and fuel
Yacht Damage Insurance
Texts and certification fees (certifications are add'l for deliveries, please link to Passage Making Training for details).
This course may be taken for non certification with the required sailing (cruising) experience. If certifying, there are 3 lower level prerequisites:
Coastal Navigation This course may be completed as a supplement to Passage Making
Meals and other activities ashore
Beverages and ice
Government departure tax (if applicable)
Contact Us to schedule your Passage Making course.